Of course, you know by now that I don't actually have a studio. A two bedroom condo filled with five is not exactly spacious living. However, we make do just fine. Our dining room table usually doubles as the studio. And in our studio, plenty of projects come along.
As of right now, I am working on finishing some cotton dishcloths. Simple things. Calm colours.
I finished some beeswax lip balm this morning - that was a kitchen studio affair. Also completed is the gardeners hand salve I've been developing. I'm pretty happy with this last batch. I love the fresh lemon scent. My hands get so dry in the winter, especially with little ones and all the hand-washing they involve. I can't tell you how happy am I now to have a tin or two of these handy. Best part - the ingredients came from my kitchen! You can literally eat these. Not that they would taste very good. But still.
The kids wanted to craft this morning, so we got out our felt box and made oysters. That was M's idea. I don't know why he's fixated on oysters. He was especially adamant that they open and close. Then we did some research on oysters and came across a neat video on how they are farmed for pearls. Well then. The kids had to have a pearl in their shells after that. Thankfully, this kept them busy for a bit afterwards, allowing me to finish a pebble lion for a blog swap I'm participating in. Yesterday I finished these other little critters. I won't post pictures of the lion until later on. He's not dry yet anyhow.
And of course, we have lots of blueberries coming our way. I'm hoping to make a batch of jam tonight with these. It's been tricky with the kids today - too much energy on their part and too little on mine. I think jam making with antsy kiddies is more than I can handle. I'll wait til my better half gets home to help corral them. Maybe take them swimming...